Society

ICRC proposes master plan to develop drinking water supply by 2030

02-19-2020 The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has given this 18 February a master plan for developing drinking water supply in Bujumbura until 2030 to the Burundian company that distributes water and electricity (REGIDESO). This project will cost nearly $ 88 million. This plan aims to define a (...)

Coronavirus: China reassures Burundian students

02-18-2020 At a press conference held this February 17, Li Changlin, Chinese Ambassador to Burundi has recommended Burundian students in China who are on holidays in their country to limit their outings and avoid participating in rallies. “They must remember to do a temperature test twice a day for 14 (...)

Bujumbura residents concerned about rotting garbage inside households

02-13-2020 Residents of the northern neighborhoods of the economic capital Bujumbura express their worries over rubbish accumulated in their households and in public places. They say the companies in charge of removing them from households have not worked for three weeks. In COTEBU market located in Ngagara area in the (...)

CEMABU denounces refusal of health care to medical assistance card holders

02-12-2020 On the occasion of the celebration of the World Day of the Sick this Tuesday 11 February, the Burundian association fighting for patients’ rights (CEMABU) has said it deplores the behavior of some public hospital officials who refuse to provide health care to holders of Medical Assistance Card (CAM). (...)

No migratory locusts’ invasion in Burundi, Ministry of Agriculture reassures

02-11-2020 A video showing swarms of locusts lying on trees has been aired on social media. The video producers made people believe that migratory locusts that are destroying crops in some East African countries namely Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia appeared in Gakungwe area in Kabezi commune of Bujumbura province (...)

Forty women to be screened for cervical cancer

02-07-2020 Jean Marie Harimenshi, Managing Director of Bujumbura Pathology Center-BUJAPATH, a center specialized in the screening and diagnosis of cancer in Burundi, says cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in Burundi. “It is a disease that kills women silently. They do not have the courage to (...)

Cancer spread rapidly in Burundi, specialists warn

02-05-2020 “Cancer is spreading dramatically in Burundi as in the world. There are many cases of cancer, “said, Jean Marie Harimenshi, Director of Bujumbura Pathology Center which diagnoses cancer on the occasion of the World Cancer Day celebrated every 4 February. He regrets that the majority of cases are diagnosed (...)

Government ready to prevent desert locusts from invading Burundi

02-05-2020 Following the invasion of desert locusts in the region since the past few days, the Burundian Ministry in charge of Agriculture reported that different measures have been taken to prevent these locusts from invading the country. Déo Guide Rurema, Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock has said that the (...)

Burundi ready to prevent spread of coronavirus, Minister of Health says

01-31-2020 “People suspected of having contracted coronavirus will be quarantined at Prince Regent Charles Hospital. We have set up isolation rooms there, “Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Health announced at a joint press conference held with WHO on 31 January. He says the patient will have to spend 14 days there (...)

Some hospitals accused of overcharging pregnant women and children under five for health care

01-31-2020 The Burundian Minister of Health accuses some public and private hospitals of overcharging the government for health care delivered to pregnant women and children under five years of age. In the meeting with the provincial health directors and agents in charge of monitoring the implementation of the free health (...)